Alum Pot

(Alum Pot)

Last updated: 31 Oct 2022

Hazards and Warnings

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The caves of Alum Pot area (including Alum Pot, Long Churn, Diccan Pot, Borrins Moor Cave and others nearby) are either on, or often approached via private land and a small fee (one pound per person) is payable at Selside Farm. There is a collection box positioned by the front door; please put your correct fee into the box. You do not need to disturb the residents. Park responsibly on the green lane on the north side of Selside leading to the caves.

As of September 2022, access to Alum Pot is via a new stone stile on the north west side of the enclosure (around the back as you approach from Alum Pot Lane at Selside); the old stile by the track at the south east side has been removed. Please do not try to cross anywhere other than the new stile as this is both dangerous and may damage the walling. 

This cave is NOT on access land. Click here for more information.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions

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Route Description
A description of routes down Long Churn Caves, Alum Pot (via Dollytubs, South-East or North-West routes) and Diccan Pot to accompany the rigging topo.

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Fixed Aids

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SD 77480 75574

54.17545399624298, -2.3464968212268102


Please note that locations are correct to the best of our knowledge however are often taken from old books so they may not be absolutely accurate and are shown simply as a guide.

Entrance Photos

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